Department of Anthropology

Cultural Anthropology


Cultural Anthropology is the study of the human behaviors, values, and practices that are learned in social contexts and given particular meanings by different groups. Cultural anthropologists study specific societies' practices (ethnography) as well as comparing practices across cultures (ethnology). Our faculty are particularly interested in globalization as an engine of culture change.

The cultures of groups around the world are documented in writing, film, video, and audio recordings. Currently, at CSU, faculty have expertise in a wide number of geographical areas: West & East Africa, including Ethiopia, Mesoamerica and South America.

By clicking on any of the photos to the right, you will be directed to that faculty member's home page where their specific background and research interests are detailed.

For courses and course information please visit the undergraduate catalog.


Barbara G. Hoffman
Campus Location: CB 217, 145
Phone: 216.687.3549

Ron Reminick
Campus Location: CB 121
Phone: 216.687.2213

Paul L. Aspelin
Campus Location: CB 146
Phone: 216.687.2167

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Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
Department of Anthropology
2121 Euclid Avenue, CB 119
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Campus Location
Chester Building, Room 119
2300 Chester Avenue
Carole A. Lade
Phone: 216.687.2414
Fax: 216.687.9384
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